Well, I guess it's time for me to stop hijacking Jimbo's thread and make my own.
Here is what I started over in Jimbo's thread along with a couple pics:
I guess I'm not the only crazy person in SoCal digging out a 1960's pool. I bought a house in November that has an old Blue Haven pool in the back yard. It was covered up with astroturf and looked like a putting green. I just got done digging it out this weekend and I'll be getting quotes for coping, tile, plaster, and deck work next week. It looks like my pool was not filled in "by permit" though because there are no holes and it looks in good shape other than some damage to the steps and coping. As far as I'm concerned by pool was just REALLY DIRTY and just needed to be cleaned and some remodeling done.
Here are some pics:
I haven't made any physical progress on the pool but I do have a couple quotes and a few questions for the experts:
Builder says he only uses Pentair equipment and he has a VS pump (need to get the HP) installed for $1,450. Does this sound reasonable?
I want to reuse my pool light. If I can find the original cable and verify proper grounding can I throw in a new LED bulb and go from there?
(I've been an electrician for twenty years so I understand grounding and GFCI's very well)
What would a recommendation be for a good LED bulb that does all the color changes my wife wants?
Builder wants to go with a 60 Sqft DE filter and says that this size is only $100 more (can't remember other size) and will cut down on maintenance. Cost was $975
Also, the salt water set-up is $1250 upgrade. Is this worth it?